Rehearsals Begin for Children's
are preparing to start work on our annual Christmas Musical at church.
It's called The Inn Crowd and we hope to have many young
singers and actors to help tell this special story! We invite children
and their parents to come to hear the story and music in our kick-off gathering
on Sunday, September 30 in the Fellowship Hall from 4:00 to 5:00
p.m. We'll enjoy some treats as we learn about the story and
rehearsal schedules. We should be through by 5:00 p.m. Chris
Group has Started Up
We have started meeting at the Youth House
again on Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30 p.m.). The Youth Group is open to
students in grades 7-12. Bring a friend; or even bring someone you just
met as school. Visit the Youth
Youth Join the Church
Jaden Ahnefeld, Brittany Hays,
and Ruby Schmidt completed their preparation for becoming full members
of the church. That preparation included a 10-week Confirmation Course
with Rev. & Mrs. Williams. They also did community service outside
the church as well as a very successful service project within the church
raising $2,500 for releif aid to Puerto Rico. Confirmation Sunday was
August 12. [View their Confirmation
Welcome to our New
Staff-Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that we have a new
custodian. Her name is Kelsey Patton and she has experience doing
the very type of work we need to have done. Because most of the cleaning
required throughout the week is directly related to our Guardian Angel Daycare,
Kelsey begins working late in the afternoon about the time the daycare children
leave each day. She's only been on the job here at the church for a
little while and she's doing an excellent job! We are grateful to have
her working with us.
Lay Servant Ministry
District of the United Methodist Church (of which we are a part) is offering
three new Lay Servant Workshops on
Saturday, November 10 at the Smithville United Methodist Church (8:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). These events are great for anyone who wants to learn
about being a Methodist or how to do more for your church. You may choose
which of the three workshops you would like to attend.
Find out more about
the three courses being offered.
more about what Lay
Servant Ministries are all about in our Missouri
The September-October 2018 issue of the
Upper Room devotional magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the
back of the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway. As
always, we have both regular and large print versions.
like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.
Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call
the church office reserve the Sunday of your
Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner
Help the church save money on office supplies!
We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we
recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges. Those printer cartridges
are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to
church and we'll put them to good use. Thanks for helping.
about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Start saving
them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC
(proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table
in the hallway. The can is marked Best Choice.
Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle
of 1,000 UPC labels.
Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized
bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin
for those who would benefit from larger text. Large print versions of the
hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with
all the announcements.
C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist
College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the
number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients. C.M.U. partners
with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher
Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation
(MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships. This year
C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the
Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and
universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist